Monday, 22 June 2009
Thursday, 21 May 2009
Thursday, 19 March 2009
We have been laughing at work this week about sending cards for mothers day
So anyway I just thought I would just pay homage to all you ladies out there
W.S. mum & MIL
Love you x
My First quiche !
So to all you Nana's, mums, aunties, sisters, friends and lovely ladies
who make someone feel loved
Wednesday, 11 March 2009
These are from the same stamp set as above but I just used toning backing papers from a dove craft pack I was bought as a gift by my adopted mum (Ta Mother ha ha) really quick one but like the effect.
Sunday, 8 March 2009
Tuesday, 3 March 2009
Penny Black stamps again, water coloured, a scrap of brayered card and my trusty scallop scissors ... who needs a die cutter (ME!) Made for a friends birthday she loves pink !
Sunday, 22 February 2009
Sunday, 8 February 2009
I built up 3 layers of black UTEE first.
On the square one I sprinkled black dazzle EP and Gold EP and a touch of gold glitter.
Then just stamped in to it with a stamp from the Harlequin Rose themeplate from Graphicus
I covered the other one completely in gold EP .. just a thin layer.. Then it showed the black through once I stamped into it !! (Stamp from Damask theme plate)
Oh don't forget to punch a hole before you start ... then i just added some cord and a gold bead.
Check out Glenda on YouTube for inspiration !!
Now I'm off to clear up the mess.
Sunday, 1 February 2009
As all of you cat owners out there will know, they all have their own personality and if yours are anything like mine they are often quite vocal about it !
I've been away for one night to visit the in-laws and I came back to,
two very mewly (is that a word), cuddly, where have you been, pick me up, no pick me up, bring anything good back, stand still I need to rub all over your boots, you smell funny, ooh the ears stroke the ears, that's Alf & Fred,
... one, I'm not speaking to you, dad fed us late, you deserted me, I will be in my basket sulking all night now, no don't touch me, that's Dennis,
and one very laid back, stroll down the stairs, whats all the noise, oh its you, can I just look in the lovely crinkly carrier bag, that's Smudge.
Anyhow they all have one thing in common, they really don't like the cold !!
We woke up rather late this morning to find all four of the IN THE BED.
Normally Fred and Alf will climb on the bottom in the night and they all have their own beds........It was so cold last night I put the spare duvet on and it must have been to hard to resist for them ha ha.
So we woke up with four furry hot water bottles all snuggled up. Paul tried to sneak out to grab the camera but three of them thought 'ooh breakfast' and followed him..... good old Fred didn't let me down, he just spread out and snuggled in, takes after me !!!
Its hopefully not going to become a regular occurance but I didnt mind to much last night as it was so cold Brrrr !!
Keep Warm - Its snowing here !!
Kath x x
Thursday, 29 January 2009
Sunday, 25 January 2009
As some of you out there already know I had a massive clear out at the beginning of the week.
Found a few things I forgot I had Oops ! Don't mention to hubby ! Plus I have loads more space for more goodies (have you spotted the method in my madness yet)
Anyway I donated quite a few bits and bobs to my niece who has drove her mum mad all week sticking and gluing things to things she really shouldn't have stuck them too, Oops again ha ha
I also made loads of toppers for cards to donate to my Mum-in-Law. Ive been really busy the rest of the week trying to tidy up the stuff I tidied up !!!
Hubby also discovered that we had a dinning table......... Bugger I will never get a new one now !!
Here's a few of the quick cards I've managed to put together........They are pretty self explanatory so I've not done my usual babble ! I've managed about 20 so far so MIL will be pleased too.
It was quite nice for a change just to sit in front of the TV with a coffee and stick them all together, but don't worry I still prefer my stamps ha ha !! I really need to get out more !!
I think these are Red Hot Bed
Not a clue where these came from but they are really pretty if not a tad fiddly, which is prob why they were at the bottom of a pile ha ha I Just Backed them with Artylicious papers and frames from the Peacock summer party CD
This is definitely the clutter stuff by RHB.
Be good x
Sunday, 18 January 2009
This, I think is my fave of the theme plate... stamped on pure white vellum with white Stazon (cheating! I know, but I'm a little heavy handed when it comes to parchment craft) Then I coloured the reverse with Tombow pastel pens and matted on black and gold, and just stamped the border in gold at the bottom,
This is a very simple one, I painted roughly a piece of water colouring card with glimmer mist Then stamped the words, Friend highlighted with a glitter pen, matted on matte silver card. I then made a mask with the single rose, stamped, masked and over stamped, and coloured with Tombows. Then I cut them out and mounted with foam pads.
This is my Hubby's fave... pity he saw it, I will have to make another for St Valentines Day now !
I Stamped the hearts on to the remainder of the painted card I used above and then highlighted the lines with H2O's then just cut them out, the middle bits where a bit fiddly but I managed ok with my swively craft knife, then I just made a tag with the left over and stamped the sentiment, mounted them with foam pads on a black card with a scrap piece as a 'ribbon'.
This one started off as a bit of an 'accident'.... I like to try different types of papers and inks just to see what they do, so I stamped direct to water colouring card and I'm not sure if the Stazon was a little dry or I didn't press firmly but it was really faded! Not to worry I waited till dry then spritzed it with water. Rough washed over it with Distress Ink (I patted some onto my heat mat and added a little water) Then did the same to colour the rose and leaves, I think it looks nicely distressed (waste not want not)
As I keep saying ......Please feel free to leave me tips and hints
Be good x
Monday, 5 January 2009
Paul found one of those laser pens.... the cats had us in fits chasing the dot around.
These two naughty sods were sleeping on the pillows when we came back in from a trip to the shops ..... Fred looks like he's been really busted.... Alfie was more annoyed at the fact I woke her with the flash.
They are soooo cheeky